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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 16, 2007 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

Folks: tired of the 'how to save the forum' crusade yet? Just another 'thank you' on my part, in part to make up for my tongue in cheek post the other night about limiting posts to favorite posters as I in no way meant to offend anyone.

From memory, I offer the following (sorry for those I leave out as memory does not always serve):

Ashes and Arbuthnot: two of the first forumites to strike up off site communication, and though that is something I will always cherish, the music they sent my way also has been a life changing exchange, so vital to such a tough six months for me.

Blkpeter: troubled as well, and diminished in posting, but with luck, not in life. Good luck my friend.

BryanE: anyone that can kick around literary insights with Arbuthnot has my vote.

Chris Freedom: a poster also concerned about forum directions, and willing to compromise to get things moving; love the post about the current forumite camps (all the king's horses are working on it!).

CLIFF: hard to believe that before 68 made brothers of us we quibbled over this and that...a true forum friend.

Cush: another sun baked southwesterner with a night owl schedule; one of the first to apologize if a offense is given, which is rare. Enjoying the fruits of 68, as he should.

Dancin: committed to making things right, hang in there, girl.

Deadbuck: asking for, and dispensing advice; as it should be.

Dire: the original defender of the forum; quick to bite, quick to accept. What more can one ask?

Dr. Flash: the demigod of recommendations; reviews and sparsness speaking volumes.

Earl: always a voice of clarity and reason; a seasoned veteren.

Ganges: no trouble here with ESL...thanks.

GOP: guidance on the early era always appreicated; on the forum as well.

Highflow: we will always be linked to Frau Stripes...and that is a good memory, even if nonDEAD.

Jerrob: a friendly sort, with surprising insights.

JOTS: the original GROKKER to assist in the downfall of the Pats (right?); all around good guy.

JodyC: Fewer interactions, but always there when needed.

Liam: prolific 70s pontificator (in a good way) that I am not in a position to pronounce upon, but a few reads will convince you his heart is in the right place.

Lobster: struggling to make it right as well. Thanks.

McGlone: the original poster with concerns about the forum, and a fine off site assistant. Hope things are looking up.

Mickmac: I know you did like 68, and you always had a kind word while I was feeling down--appreciated.

MidnightSun: not likely, but sometimes it happens. Insights follow.

Notatypical: always nice to read advice on proper behavior; wish more would follow the lead.

PurpleGel: one of the early posters that got my attention as a lurker.

Rasta: though we differ like night and day, we find common ground more often that I would have thought.

Richbutnot: synchronicity lives...

Rob: a special place for you my fine friend; you and a handful of others really keep me coming back for more.

SaintJames, SS7, and Sainted Stephen: I love you too, SS, and I always confuse the three of you.

SDH: always linked to the morning pick me up and a cup of coffee--thanks for sharing all those...

Strat: a more helpful 'lister' doesn't exist...

Streetpig: always good to have early era help.

Syd: we shared over Syd--I can't ask for more.

Tiger: the first poster to consistently help me, and one and all, with techno tips to get files converted, get the free software, get the damn CDs playing in the frickin car. A big thanks.

Whirlwind: can't recall, but think you liked the boxed set, and that counts for something.

Hiroller, drifitn, Cranky and all the rest, my head hurts so I am stopping...

Now, the fact that I could do this tells me two things: six months here has been significant, and it's nonetheless pathetic that I can do this for the best friends I never met.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

William - just came across this. What can I say? I'm touched, really touched, by what you said and feel humbled by your generosity of spirit. It's a pleasure to know you.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Apr 17, 2007 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

What fine to company to keep. Too bad we couldn't spend real time time having brews and listening to and talking about music. My knowledge of the Dead is so comparably weak, and I have little desire to get sucked into the monthly melees. I lashed out early on one of the "problem" posters and felt like I was in grade school again. Still read almost daily, just not much to add these days. Maybe once the fun returns. I'm still on standby for the Amsterdam trip.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

Thanks for the kind words William. I was afraid I came across as a bit of a smartass.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

not at all Jerrob, it is me that came across as a dumbass...sometimes i try to infuse some humour into what makes me feel hopeless...not likely is right

so very sorry

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 16, 2007 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

Boy--did I screw up again? Not my inention at all; my 'not likely' was in reference to the rarity of midnight sun, and the point being that you are one of the only...in the sense of providing insights that follow from such an event/perspective.

Sorry--my bad based on my own cryptical writing...

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Poster: cush11 Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)


;)

And I just noticed... Very diplomatic, the alphabetizing!

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Poster: ganges Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

thanks for the appreciation, but what means ESL?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

"English as a second language" (couldn't tell).

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Poster: ganges Date: Apr 16, 2007 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's guide to posters (non DEAD; foruminations)

I kind of thought that might be it, but I wanted to make sure, thanks a lot!

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